Scrum Values

In 2001, a group of 17 independent software development thinkers gathered in the mountains of Utah to talk about Agile methodologies. They worked to create a set of compatible values based on trust and respect for each other, and to promote organizational models centered on people, collaboration, and building communities in which they – and others – would want to work.

After much skiing, talking, relaxing, and eating, they arrived at four common values that led to the development of the Agile Manifesto, with the core values being:


Individuals and interactions

over processes and tools

Working software

over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration

over contract negotiation

Responding to change

over following a plan

Using these as a guidepost, additional Scrum values have been created, and continue to be developed and modified (in true Agile fashion). These five values are the foundation for a Scrum team's processes and interactions:


Everyone focuses on the work of the Sprint and the goals of the Scrum Team.


Scrum Team members have courage to do the right thing and work on tough problems.


The Scrum Team and its stakeholders agree to be open about all the work and the challenges with performing the work.


People personally commit to achieving the goals of the Scrum Team.


Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable, independent people.

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